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Generally favorable reviews- based on 61 Ratings

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  • Summary: I can see the signs in my sleep now, always guiding me closer. Will this really work? Have we almost achieved the impossible?
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Feb 5, 2020
    90
    As the complexity increases, the time you’ll spend with puzzles grows, as you start out on multi-part endeavours within one screen, trying to wire up circuits to open barriers to be able to restart the puzzle over with more freedom to rearrange the pieces, in order to wire up circuits to open bar… You get the idea. And yet it never feels obtuse, nor perhaps most importantly, smug. Instead there’s a cheery demeanour throughout, even when the puzzling has teeth.
  2. Feb 1, 2020
    90
    The Pedestrian is a wonderfully crafted puzzle game. As it shines visually and with its very pleasant soundtrack, it offers a simple but brilliant concept, with a great difficulty curve and new ideas that make it simply unique and absolutely lovely.
  3. Feb 10, 2020
    89
    The Pedestrian is one of the most enjoyable games you can play this year, even if you are not a big fan of platform/puzzle games. It is original, fun and it will extensively test your mind.
  4. Jan 29, 2020
    80
    I’ve nothing but praise for The Pedestrian. Its fantastic concept shines through, but beautiful graphics and excellent, inclusive game design make it something quite special. If you enjoy platforming games and want something with a bit of a twist, you could do a lot worse than The Pedestrian.
  5. Feb 20, 2020
    80
    Whether it’s the complimentary add-on of its voyage through the environment — and the way the game makes one’s trip a pleasant scurry from one city region to the next — or the ample ways the game adds-to, subtracts-from and so easily flips former rules/conventions on their head, The Pedestrian taps terrifically into the many joys, frustrations and epiphanies that this genre of video game is so good at carving out. Clever, confident and a fine debut for Skookum Arts, The Pedestrian has established a clear high bar — marking itself down as this year’s first must-play for puzzle enthusiasts far and wide.
  6. Feb 12, 2020
    80
    I thoroughly enjoyed The Pedestrian, a clever puzzle game that skillfully interweaves its concise puzzles with the game world. This clever game is more than worth a few hours for twenty euros.
  7. Feb 7, 2020
    70
    There’s a real freshness to The Pedestrian's take on puzzle-platforming and world manipulation. The constant introduction of new, sometimes surprisingly complex ideas means there’s enough to keep you moving through the nicely segmented challenges. The levels themselves can be quite repetitive in both look and feel, making the game tiresome during long play sessions, but it lends itself well to short-burst experiences and never lets you feel too lost. The Pedestrian executes its charming premise well, with just enough complexity to keep your brain pleasantly stimulated.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Feb 18, 2020
    10
    What a fantastic puzzle game. Innovative puzzle mechanics and amazing visuals and sound design make it hard to put down. Controls feel veryWhat a fantastic puzzle game. Innovative puzzle mechanics and amazing visuals and sound design make it hard to put down. Controls feel very tight as well, which is important during the few bits where a bit of platforming is involved.

    But don't just take my word for it - they have a demo on Steam, GOG and itch.io!
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  2. Mar 8, 2020
    10
    Game is pretty much perfect for what it sets out to do. Is it going to be absolutely perfect for you? No mainly because it never getsGame is pretty much perfect for what it sets out to do. Is it going to be absolutely perfect for you? No mainly because it never gets extremely hard and you might not be into puzzles but if you're ok for what it aims to do I see no flaws (and I very rarely give a 10). Expand
  3. Mar 9, 2020
    10
    SUPER under rating game...mind blowing!!!!!!!! you must try this game!!!!!!
  4. Feb 6, 2020
    8
    Cool and slick, and a wealth of ideas for puzzles based around the seemingly constraining subject of pedestrian road signs.
    The Pedestrian is
    Cool and slick, and a wealth of ideas for puzzles based around the seemingly constraining subject of pedestrian road signs.
    The Pedestrian is surprisingly addictive and engaging, despite it superficially appearing to be repetitive puzzling,with a nice smooth learning curve that never ends up with the puzzles being too oblique or difficult.
    Graphics are snappy and intelligent, a nice soundtrack, and a subtle shift in the final puzzle set that is genius.
    Maybe a bit on the short side, but well worth the pounds in my opinion.
    One of my top puzzle games of the last few years.
    recommended
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  5. Apr 5, 2022
    8
    So cool game for some evenings. This 2D-3D feel follow you for the all game. Transitions between levels also is so good. About puzzles -So cool game for some evenings. This 2D-3D feel follow you for the all game. Transitions between levels also is so good. About puzzles - something near normal. It is interesting, but not amazing. I can say that I like the Pedestrian for special feeling and say thanks for all emotions that it gave me. Expand
  6. Apr 14, 2020
    8
    It's more like art than a game.
    I enjoyed this clever puzzle game that skillfully interweaves its concise puzzles with the game world. This
    It's more like art than a game.
    I enjoyed this clever puzzle game that skillfully interweaves its concise puzzles with the game world. This clever game is more than worth a few hours for twenty euros. But on the other hand, it's only a few hours for twenty euros.
    I would really recommend it on a sell because it's really good title but the price may be a little bit too high for many people.
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  7. Jan 19, 2022
    2
    Super boring as an actual game. The puzzles are simple and it seems like they have put all their effort into make it look pretty than making aSuper boring as an actual game. The puzzles are simple and it seems like they have put all their effort into make it look pretty than making a decent game. I must say the 10/10 reviews on here are remarkably suspect. If this is a 10/10 game then what is BOTW? Expand

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